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Ohio Roars Past Presbyterian College, 86-55

Nov. 24, 2007

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ATHENS, Ohio - Led by a season-high 25 points from senior Lauren Kohn, the Ohio women's basketball team got its first win of the season against Presbyterian College, 86-55, Saturday afternoon at The Convo.

For the game, the Bobcats shot 42.4 percent connecting on 28-of-66 attempts from the field. Kohn (Adrian, Mich.) led all scorers with 25 points on 37.5 percent shooting (9-of-15), including a 5-of-9 effort from beyond the arc. Kohn also added five rebounds, three assists and three steals, while not committing a turnover.

Quintana Ward (Park Forest, Ill.) and Chandra Myers (Sugarcreek, Ohio) also finished in double figures, scoring 13 points and 12 points, respectively. Ward shot 50 percent from the floor (4-of-8), including four three-pointers. Myers shot 38.4 percent from the floor (5-of-8) and had a team-high seven rebounds.

Lauren Hmiel (York, Pa.) and Simone Redd (Warrensville Heights, Ohio) each had 10 points. Hmiel shot 2-of-4 from the field and was a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line. She also had five rebounds and a steal. Redd nailed two of five three pointers and was flawless at the charity stripe, hitting 4-of-4.

Jennifer Poff (St. Johns, Mich.) added six points, four assists and three steals, while Jennifer Bushby (Gahanna, Ohio) had five points, three assists and a steal.

The Bobcats totaled 12 three pointers in the game, matching a second place record for the most treys made in a single game.

Sharie Hopkins led the Blue Hose with 19 points and five rebounds. Bridget Takach and Kristin Kidd scored 10 points apiece, while the Blue Hose collectively shot 32.8 percent for the game (20-of-61).

Kohn opened up scoring with a three at the 19:11 mark in the opening frame. The Blue Hose quickly responded with a layup by Hopkins that cut Ohio's lead to 3-2. After trading baskets for three minutes with the score at 9-6 in favor of Ohio, the Bobcats scored back-to-back treys by Ward and Kohn, respectively, to take a 15-6 lead at the 15:03 mark.

Off the sharp shooting of Kohn and Ward, Ohio gradually increased its lead and went into the break ahead by 15 points. The senior duo finished the half with four three pointers each as Ohio shot 42.9 percent in the first half, connecting on 15-of-35 attempts.

The Blue Hose pushed in the second frame but were only able to come within eight points, while Ohio maintained a double-digit lead for a majority of the half, including a 28-point lead with five minutes left in the game.

Ohio will hit the road for its next five games. The Bobcats' road slate starts on Monday with a 7 p.m. contest against Cleveland State.

Quenjana Adams is the women's basketball contact in the Ohio media relations office. She can be reached via email at adamsq@ohio.edu.